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  • tct855
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    Wow! I just love seeing others do such professional modeling.

    I'm picking up neat perspective on how I might tackle my build in the future. Thanx Thom...

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  • Bernd
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    Originally posted by Art


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    Glenn,

    Neoprean tubing (model airplane fuel line). The smallest you can get. Probably your local hardware store might carry that size tubing. Only thing I found is the hole is sometimes not on center. When the motor runs at it's highest RPM you get some vibration.

    Here's my scratchbuilt eddy current drive that I used 1/8"OD fuel line. You put a ball bearing in the tube so it bends easier for truck swivel.



    Hope this helps. Questions, just ask.

    Bernd


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    Would a length of tubing around the O.D. of that broken part fix it?


    Art,

    Not quite understanding what you are asking about here. Are you talking about the couplings on the 44 tonner? If so that's an interesting solution. Although there might not be enough room to do that.

    Bernd

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  • Art
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    Originally posted by Bernd


    Glenn,

    Neoprean tubing (model airplane fuel line). The smallest you can get. Probably your local hardware store might carry that size tubing. Only thing I found is the hole is sometimes not on center. When the motor runs at it's highest RPM you get some vibration.

    Here's my scratchbuilt eddy current drive that I used 1/8"OD fuel line. You put a ball bearing in the tube so it bends easier for truck swivel.



    Hope this helps. Questions, just ask.

    Bernd

    Would a length of tubing around the O.D. of that broken part fix it?


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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Thanks for all the compliments guys.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this little fellow with sound installed as well.

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  • Steam_Nut
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    Thanks for the bus hit there Mark, I will post something in the diesel shop in the next few days.

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  • rlundy
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    Looks really good, Glen. I too, would like to see the sound installation. I have 4 of them to do, and there isn't a whole lot of room in there. Ron

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  • MarkF
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    Good looking unit Glen! I do love that paint scheme.

    By the way, since he suggested the sound, let's put SteamNut on the spot here! Glen, it's an ongoing joke around here. "Can Bruce put sound in that?" And he usually does! He managed to squeeze sound in both of his 44 tonners! And they sound great! So if your up to the challenge, we should have Bruce detail how he did it so others can give it a try. Bruce, your up!

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  • George_D
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    Bruce, I'd like to see the pictures of your sound installation.

    George

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  • Steam_Nut
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    Glenn, The more you run it it will quiet down, I have two done with sound for my Hoboken Shore RR, Now I used the GE Cummins sound from Soundtraxx 827014 and a mini oval speaker. Its not the correct sound but hay the RR sent them out and had new motors put in them. I willtry to some pic's posted of the install.

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  • Bernd
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    Great looking 44 tonner Glenn. Nice work. :up:

    Bernd

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  • George_D
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    Well done, Glen. :up:

    George

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Thanks Again guys.

    It runs pretty good Bruce, just a bit on the noisy side though. I might have to check the drive again and re-lube it. The more I run it the better it gets though.

    No room for sound in this little fellow as far as I can see. With the exception of the cab space everything else to packed tight with frame, drive or circuit board.

    Here's a few parting shorts of it on the layout



    I did a bit of light weathering, grimy black on the trucks, running boards, side skirts and pilots, dirt on the running boards, ladders and pilots.




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  • Steam_Nut
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    Good looking unit, Needs sound!

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  • Dutchman
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    She looks good, Glen. How does she run?

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Thanks guys. Well it's all done except the weathering. As you can see with the prototype photos, these locos rarely (if ever) saw a wash rack. Here it is now:



    I re installed the handrails and painted the ends in Ceramcoat Antique Gold which is a pretty good match for CNR yellow. I replaced the Bachmann engineer with a Weston figure. I don't have to put a fireman in the cab because at 44 tons the engine is just under the weight requirement to have one.



    The coupler cut bars were the hardest to install. All four pins are friction fit.



    I painted the headlights in aluminum, added the marker lights and air hoses. The model originally came with air hoses but they were on the wrong side for these engines.



    Next is some weathering, some dirt and grime on the running boards, steps, trucks ect.

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